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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mobile baseball great Milt Bolling dead at age 82

Tough weekend continues…RIP, Milt Bolling.

Milt Bolling, who went from Mobile to spend seven seasons playing baseball in the American League, died this morning at age 82 at Providence Hospital, his brother, Frank Bolling, said.

Frank Bolling, himself a two-time big league All-Star, said his brother had been in declining health since undergoing open-heart surgery three months ago.

“He was 15 months older than I was,” Frank Bolling said. “And I always grew up as Milt’s brother. And I didn’t really mind, because I admired him. He was a great athlete.

“Even when I got to the big leagues, I was still Milt’s brother, which was a compliment. It wasn’t until he left the big leagues in 1958 that I became Frank.”

 

Repoz Posted: January 20, 2013 at 12:41 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Morty Causa Posted: January 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM (#4350868)
Milt Bolling's wife, Joanne, said the couple had been married for 60 years.

"He was an easy man to love," she explained.


I can't say I ever heard of Milt Bolling, but that has to be one of the best epitaphs ever given by a wife on a husband.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM (#4350919)
honestly, I remember Frank*, but not Milt

*always got multiples of his baseball card
   3. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: January 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4350949)
A baseball player dying today is kind of like having your wedding the day after the Kennedy assassination.
   4. booond Posted: January 20, 2013 at 02:06 PM (#4350982)
"He was an easy man to love,"


That's all we have to know of Milt. RIP.
   5. Russ Posted: January 21, 2013 at 06:40 AM (#4351658)
I remember Frank Bolling from his Cadaco All-Star card. I think it came in the stock set that came with the board I got.

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